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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin Taiwanese Association Records, 1970-2004

Austin History Center

Austin Taiwanese Association Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin Taiwanese Association
Title: Austin Taiwanese Association Records
Dates: 1970-2013
Dates (Bulk): 1970-2004
Abstract: This small collection contains photographs, administrative records, video cassettes, historical writing and notes of the Austin Taiwanese Association from 1970 to 2013.
Accession number: AR.2013.039
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: English, Chinese
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Austin Taiwanese Association (ATA) is a non-profit organization that serves the Taiwanese American community in the Austin, Texas metropolitan region. Mu-Sheng Wu and other graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin founded ATA in 1970. Initial membership was approximately 40 and UT-Austin economics Professor Paul Yu become the organization’s first Taiwanese American adviser in 1974. ATA became a separate entity from the UT Taiwanese Student Association in 1981 to serve the wider Austin community. ATA members are active political organizers and continue to support current Taiwanese-Americans through information sharing and neighborly assistance. The organization also celebrates Taiwanese culture and heritage through periodic get-togethers each year such as Lunar New Year, Moon Festival, “Ba-Tsang” Festival, community projects, and more. Provided by the Austin Taiwanese Association and Peter Wu.

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Scope and Contents

The Austin Taiwanese Association (ATA) Records document the organization’s political and social activities of the Austin Taiwanese community from 1970 to 2013, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970 to 2004. The collection contains writings and clippings that identify key founding members and outline the early formation of ATA. This includes the organization’s political activism against the human rights violations conducted by the Taiwanese government and supporting political prisoners seeking asylum from Taiwan. Color photographs, meeting minutes, financial records, video cassettes (VHS), and other administrative documents highlight major ATA social-cultural programs such Lunar New Year celebrations, Mother’s Day concerts, Taiwanese softball and tennis tournaments, the Austin Taiwanese Language School and subsequent Taiwanese Speech Contest.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Advance notice is required for any audiovisual materials that do not have an access copy already created. Turnaround time for requested access copies will be no less than one week and is determined by the number of items requested and their duration.

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chen, Chunshing.
Chieu, John.
Fu, Kuan-Yu.
Hsu, Shen-Hung.
Lieng, Johnny.
Lin, Kevin.
Pan, Francis.
Wu, Mu-Sheng.
Wu, Pearl.
Wu, Peter.
Yang, Ming-Yuan.
Yu, Paul.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Taiwanese Association.
Austin Taiwanese Language School.
Austin Taiwanese Presbyterian Church.
University of Texas at Austin.
Subjects
Asian Americans--social life and customs.
Asian American--Texas--Austin.
Cultural arts--Texas--Austin.
Ethnic groups--Texas--Austin.
Festivals--Texas--Austin.
Human rights--Texas--Austin.
Immigrants--Texas.
Political participation.
Taiwan--Politics and government--1945-.
Taiwanese Americans--Texas--Austin.
Taiwanese Americans--Texas--Societies, etc.
Universities and colleges--Social aspects--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions.
Taipei (Taiwan).
Taiwan.
Document Types
Administrative records.
Certificates.
Clippings.
Color photographs.
Financial records.
Minutes.
Notes.
Videocassettes (VHS).
Writings.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 976.400495 Marilyn Dell Brady, The Asian Texans. 2004.
  • A 976.400495 Irwin Tang Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives. 2008.

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Robert Huang
  • AF Subject - Asian American - Taiwanese A7070(1)
  • AF Subject - Asian American - Chinese A7010(1)

Archives & Manuscripts


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Separated Material

Duplicate material and publications on general history of Taiwan have been separated from this collection. Original newspaper clippings have been photocopied and removed.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin Taiwanese Association Records (AR.2013.039). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2013/030

Donation Date: 2013

Processing Information

Collection arranged and finding aid encoded by Ayshea Khan. Written translation of select materials provided by Austin History Center volunteer April Gao.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin Taiwanese Association Records, 1970-2004

Box Folder
1 1 ATA History, 1970-1987
2 ATA History, 1991-2013
3 Administrative Records, 1984-2004, undated
4 Photographs, 1970-2007
5 ATA Recorded Events, 1987, 2004

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